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Lupita Nyong'o, right, looks on as Jared Leto accepts the award for best on screen transformation for “Dallas Buyers Club” at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

‘Hunger Games’ top winner at MTV Movie Awards, Leto wins ‘best transformation’

Sunday, April 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- Conan O'Brien kicked off the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night with a challenge to gain 50 celebrity cameos for his opening segment, a shtick with Will Arnett that merged two categories, best fight and best kiss, and a musical number about hating musical numbers in big awards shows. [ Read more → ]

‘Marry Me’

Monday, March 10, 2014
From Director and Videographer Elvis Di Fazio comes "Marry Me," a video created as the closing act for Sydney, Australia's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014, which concluded last week. [ Read more → ]

Gay Marine’s amazing journey from homeless shelter to Ivy League

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Elegance Bratton was kicked out of his home at the age of 16, spent 10 years homeless, joined the Marines and is now working on a documentary to shed light on youth homelessness in NYC’s West Village. [ Read more → ]
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APMatthew McConaughey, from left, holds his award for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club", Cate Blanchett holds her award for best actress in "Blue Jasmine", Lupita Nyong'o holds her award for best supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto holds hi award for best supporting actor in "Dallas Buyers Club" in the press room during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Big Oscar night for ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Gravity’

Sunday, March 2, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. [ Read more → ]
Mark J. Terrill, AP (File)In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007.

Host Ellen DeGeneres is ready to dance on the Oscars stage once again

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Seven years after her Oscar debut, Ellen DeGeneres is back. The 56-year-old TV personality talked with The Associated Press about her plans and preparations for hosting her second Academy Awards on Sunday. [ Read more → ]
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP (File)Attorneys David Boies, left, and Theodore Olson, address members of the media outside the Supreme Court in Washington on March 26, 2013.

‘Case Against 8’ documents five-year effort to overturn Calif. gay marriage ban

Sunday, January 26, 2014
PARK CITY, Utah — Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies once argued the Bush v. Gore case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they say fighting California's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is the most significant thing they've done. [ Read more → ]

Bass documentary ‘Kidnapped for Christ’ spotlights abusive boarding schools

Monday, January 20, 2014
Lance Bass is hoping his new documentary, "Kidnapped for Christ," will put the spotlight on unscrupulous boarding schools that abuse children in the name of rehabilitating them. [ Read more → ]
The "Case Against 8" is behind the scenes documentary of the high-profile trial that overturned California's Proposition 8, the state's controversial ban on same-sex marriage. Pictured: Plaintiffs Kris Perry,  Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo.

HBO holds reception for gay couples at ‘The Case Against 8’ Sundance premiere

Saturday, January 18, 2014
PARK CITY, Utah -- Though they are not considered legally married in Utah, several gay and lesbian couples were feted with a wedding celebration as part of HBO's promotion of its upcoming documentary on gay marriage, "The Case Against 8." [ Read more → ]

Award-winning LGBT Book ‘Missing’ becomes the Indie movie ‘He is Gone’

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Having read and enjoyed the LGBT novel Missing, by Drake Braxton, which I found to be a fun and unique romance/mystery, I wasnít surprised when the book went on to win several awards, including Best Gay Fiction for the New England Book Festival. Now, two... [ Read more → ]

Bomb threat disrupts opening of St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival

Thursday, November 21, 2013
ST. PETERBURG, Russia — Queer Russia is reporting that a bomb threat has delayed the opening of the St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival. [ Read more → ]
Harrison Ford (left) and Asa Butterfield in a scene from “Ender’s Game.”

‘Ender’s Game’ tops weekend box office receipts despite calls for LGBT boycott

Sunday, November 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Despite calls for a nationwide boycott due to the anti-gay views of the author on whose novel the film was based, "Ender's Game" scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. [ Read more → ]
Anne Marie Fox, Focus FeaturesMatthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in a scene from the film, "Dallas Buyers Club."

McConaughey is magnificently ‘cringe worthy’ in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- In 1986, Texan Ron Woodroof was diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live. When receiving the news, the rodeo-lover argued with the doctor, saying only homosexuals got such a disease-and he was as straight as they came. [ Read more → ]
Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone

For all these reasons and for every season… equality matters: ‘Bridegroom’

Saturday, October 26, 2013
The year was 2005. It was a modern twist to the age-old fairy tales: boy meets boy and they fall in love. But unlike the fairy tales of old, this story had a very tragic ending... [ Read more → ]
Sean Robinson

Out filmmaker: Growing up gay motivates his success

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sean Robinson, an openly gay up-and-coming film director, admits that growing up as the youngest child in a family of five — in a “very loving but eccentric Christian household” — in the town alongside the North Carolina-Virginia border, left him with a sense of urgency to make his mark on the world. [ Read more → ]

Report: Hollywood is less gay-friendly off-screen

Saturday, September 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood. [ Read more → ]
Matt Shepard, in a family photo carried in his father's wallet.

‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ – The life and legacy of a young gay man

Sunday, September 22, 2013
On this 15th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard, filmmaker Michele Josue -- a high school classmate and close friend of Matthew's -- brings to the screen the story of the life, death, and lasting legacy of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man with aspirations to one day change the world. [ Read more → ]
Chris Pizzello, Invision/APJared Leto[

In heels and pounds lighter, Jared Leto plays transgender in new role

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Jared Leto’s return to acting started, as so many things do, with a flirtation. But the possibility of playing Rayon, a transgender person dying of AIDS for the film “Dallas Buyers Club,” came to him while he was on tour in Europe. [ Read more → ]
Chris Pizzello, Invision/APDaniel Radcliffe at the premiere of "The F Word" at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Toronto.

Radcliffe evolves with bold new roles, adult themes, murder, homosexuality

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
TORONTO — Not long ago, Daniel Radcliffe traded in his black-rimmed Harry Potter glasses for a bold acting choice. And he has never looked back. Now the 24-year-old actor's at the Toronto International Film Festival with three new films, each unique in its own way,... [ Read more → ]
Evan Agostini, Invision/APActress Jennifer Garner, left, actor Matthew McConaughey, director Jean-Marc Vallee and actor Jared Leto at the premiere of "Dallas Buyers Club" on day 3 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at The Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Toronto. (Photo by

McConaughey earns accolades for portrayal of HIV+ homophobic rodeo cowboy

Sunday, September 8, 2013
TORONTO -- The Toronto International Film Festival greeted Matthew McConaughey with a rousing standing ovation for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club." [ Read more → ]
Domenico Stinellis, APDirector Abdellah Taia at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

Director gives Arab cinema its first gay protagonist in his debut film

Saturday, September 7, 2013
MILAN — Writer and director Abdellah Taia believes he has given Arab cinema its first gay protagonist in his debut film "Salvation Army." [ Read more → ]
Focus FeaturesThis film image shows the animated character Mitch, voiced by Casey Affleck, in a scene from "ParaNorman." The character was revealed at the end to be gay.

GLAAD finds movie industry lags well behind TV in featuring LGBT roles

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
NEW YORK -- We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, according to media watchdog group GLAAD. [ Read more → ]

Filmmaker Lee Daniels on growing up gay, why black men ‘can’t come out’

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Openly gay filmmaker Lee Daniels, in a recent interview with Larry King, said it is his belief that gay men in the black community just "can't come out." [ Read more → ]
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres to host 2014 Oscars

Friday, August 2, 2013
NEW YORK -- Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. [ Read more → ]
Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Andrew Garfield confronts backlash over musing that Spider-Man could be gay

Friday, July 26, 2013
Actor Andrew Garfield addressed recent backlash over his musing that Spider-Man could be gay, and said Friday that Stan Lee's comic character "stands for everybody." [ Read more → ]
Chris Pizzello, Invision/APGavin Hood (far left) director of "Ender's Game," with (left to right) cast members Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield and producer Bob Orci, at a preview event for the film at the 2013 Comic-Con International Convention on Wednesday in San Diego, Calif.

‘Ender’s Game’ stars address boycott over author’s anti-gay views

Thursday, July 18, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- Real-world issues are rare at Comic-Con where fantasy almost always trumps reality. But for the stars and the director of "Ender's Game," comments made by Orson Scott Card regarding gay marriage are leading to questions about the issue as they promote the science fiction film. [ Read more → ]
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